Faculty and Staff Permits

Parking Permit Eligibility Guidelines


Staff Permit Renewal 2021-2022

Staff Permit Renewal will begin ONLINE ONLY, through AccessPlus, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9am.    Please update any vehicles, address and email.  We will mail your parking permit to your campus address.  We will sell Staff permits over the counter beginning Monday, June 21, 2021.

New Parking Permits for Staff Returning July 1

Staff parking permits are required when returning to campus. If you have been working remotely and do not currently have a valid parking permit, you must visit the Parking Office to purchase a permit. You will NOT be able to purchase a permit through AccessPlus, as that is for permit renewals only. 

Starting Tuesday, June 15, 2021, you may visit the Parking Office in the Armory Building to purchase or sign up for payroll deduction in person.  

Please park in lot 21, on the West side of the Armory Building, while you are at the Parking office.  No payment required while you get your permit.

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Faculty & Staff Permits

Faculty and staff permits are valid for the whole fiscal year July 1 through June 30.

General Staff

Valid only in General Staff lots. There are many general staff lots located across ISU Campus. Many employees choose this permit because it is cost effective and gets you within walking distance of most buildings. You are not guaranteed a spot in a specific lot and stalls are filled daily on a first come first serve basis.

Ames Lab

Valid only in the designated areas of the Ames Lab lots 26 and 28AL near Spedding Hall and Metals Development Building. In the event that these lots are all full, you are allowed to park in General Staff lots 28, 29 or 30 for overflow parking.


These lots are located closer to core campus and are assigned based on availability. If the amount of requests exceed space availability, a waiting list will be created and ordered by years of service at Iowa State University. People on the list will be notified as spaces become available.

Reserved permits are only valid in the designated reserve lot on the permit or in a General Staff lot all day.

24 Hour Reserve

Some lots contain individual spaces signed as "Reserved Parking 24HR". Special permission is required. Please contact the Parking Office for more information.

These permits are valid only for a specific stall matching the permit or in General Staff lots all day.


Medical parking is available for individuals who require special access to buildings. An ISU Medical permit is required.

1 Day Scratch Permits for Staff and Retirees

The Parking Division is now offering a new one-day "scratch" permit for faculty, staff and retirees. The permits are valid in General Staff parking lots. The permits are for sale at the Parking Division - 27 Armory.

    ISU Department Permits

    Departmental Purchased Permits will be available through our website on Tuesday, May 4 at 9am. Please click on the "ISU Departmental Purchased Permits".  These permits are paid for with ISU Work tag number. 

    Departmental Permit

    Faculty of staff using a personal vehicle to conduct business around campus can use a Departmental permit to access short term parking near some buildings.

    State Departmental Permit

    This permit is valid in State and Federal vehicles only.